Friday, November 16, 2012

DHL Expands GOGREEN Services with two new carbon reporting services

Plantation, Fla. - November 16, 2012 - DHL, one of the world’s leading international express shipping providers, announced today the expansion of its GOGREEN environmental services with two new carbon reporting services – providing US importers and exporters with transparency of their carbon emissions. The launch of DHL GOGREEN Carbon Estimate and DHL GOGREEN Carbon Footprint services meets a growing priority of many businesses that are looking to act more environmentally responsible.

DHL GOGREEN Carbon Estimate: A forecast service that provides customers with a single, high-level estimate of their CO2 footprint for their most recent three month time period based on global average carbon emission factors. This snapshot allows customers to baseline their carbon footprint for informational and forecasting purposes.

DHL GOGREEN Carbon Footprint: A measure service that provides detailed transparency of customers’ actual CO2 footprint emissions at trade lane, product, mode of transport, account, and shipment level for a calendar year to support them with baseline carbon reduction target setting decisions. The CO2 calculation methodology and processes for reports are verified by an independent body – the Swiss based Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS).

The CO2 calculation methodology is verified by the Swiss based auditor in accordance with the principles of ISO 14064 Standard.

“DHL empowers its customers to make environmentally responsible transportation decisions,” said Ian Clough, CEO of DHL Express U.S. “The DHL GOGREEN portfolio of services provides customers with an accurate, transparent view of their carbon footprint, and enables them to offset their CO2 emissions in projects that support their own sustainability mandates.”

The new GOGREEN reporting services complement the current DHL GOGREEN Carbon Neutral service, which enables customers to offset CO2 emissions for their DHL shipments. DHL Express offers its three DHL GOGREEN services in more than 50 countries worldwide, including many markets in Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Americas. In 2011, Deutsche Post DHL shipped an estimated 1.9 billion GOGREEN Carbon Neutral shipments worldwide, while offsetting 134,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions. Since its launch in 2006, more than 270,000 tons of CO2 emissions have been offset by GOGREEN carbon neutral shipping and logistics services.

About DHL:

DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and “The Logistics company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 275,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting environmental protection, disaster management and education.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of 53 billion euros in 2011.